DiCamillo Companion

Browne's Hill House

  • Earlier Houses: There were originally monastic buildings on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Robert Browne

    House & Family History: In 2020 Browne's Hill House was listed for sale for €990,000.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The pedimented triumphal arch entrance gate, complete with rusticated doorways and recumbent lions, was moved to Lyons, Co. Kildare, by University College, Dublin, during the time they owned Lyons and used the house as an agricultural college.

  • Architect: Thomas Alfred Cobden

    Date: 1842
    Designed: Alterations
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 202, 1855.

  • Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
    Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pgs. 48-49
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company
    ISBN: 0094699909
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Great Irish Houses and Castles
    Author: O'Brien, Jacqueline; Guinness, Desmond
    Year Published: 1992
    Reference: pg. 188
    Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    ISBN: 0810933659
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Houses of Ireland: Domestic Architecture from the Medieval Castle to the Edwardian Villa, The
    Author: de Breffny, Brian; ffolliott, Rosemary; Mott, George
    Year Published: 1975
    Reference: pg. 144
    Publisher: New York: Viking Press
    ISBN: 670381020
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: Robert Browne, 18th century; Gen. Robert Browne-Clayton, 18th century; William Browne-Clayton, 19th century; Browne family here until 1951. Frank Tully, 1954-2018.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No